The 2015 annual Malcolm Guishard Basketball league, officially got underway on the evening of Sunday 1st November at the Church Ground hard court. The tournament which is in its 8th year, is held in honour of the late parliamentary representative for the area, Hon. Malcolm Guishard.
However, in more recent times, since the untimely passing of Mr. Guishard, the league has been faithfully sponsored by the current parliamentary representative, Hon. Mark Brantley.
Filling in for the honourable Minister of Sports, at the opening ceremony, was the Hon. Troy Liburd who noted that Mr. Guishard ‘cared for the people of Church Ground and so too does, Hon. Mark Brantley.’
He apologized for the absence of Minister Brantley and encouraged all of the teams to play hard but fair.
He also congratulated Miss Wanda Parry and the Church Ground Sports club for the
ensuring that the tournament continues each year, as he noted that it would keep the young and old guys meaningfully engaged and provide for excitement and entertainment for the sports loving public.
Miss Wanda Parry, who chaired the proceedings, warmly welcomed all of the teams and commenced with prayer, after which the national anthem was beautifully rendered by two of the youthful spectators.
Hon. Troy Liburd also officially met and inspected the teams and then declared the tournament officially opened.
The on court action commenced with two games.
In game one, Dynamic Sports club D2 ran rings around the Old School team to win by a margin of 61 to 36 points.
Meanwhile, in game two, current champions, CG Massives overpowered the NABA under 19 team, with a scoreline of 75 to 59.
Here is a summary of the two matches:
First game Dynamics Sports Club D2 Ballers 61 points vs. Old School 36 points
First quarter D2 18 to Old School 12
Second quarter D2 15 to Old School 1
Third quarter D2 17 to Old School 11
Fourth quarter Old School 12 to D2 11
Half time score 33 to 13 in favor of Dynamics Sports Club D2 Ballers
Dynamics Sports Club 61points
Norris Williams 20poi 4reb 1ass 4ste 1 of 4 free throw made
Orion Jones 13poi 6reb 2ste 0 of 2 free throw
Ozeal Collins 9poi 10reb 1ass 2ste
Old School 36 points
Cartwright Nisbett 13poi 12reb 1ass 2ste 1b/s 4 of 8 free throws made
Sylvester Matthew 10poi 8reb 2ass 3ste 1b/s 1 of 4 free throws made
Shevon Browne 4poi 21reb 2ass 2ste 2 of 6 free throws made
Second game Malcolm Guishard Basketball League
C G Massive 75 points to NABA U19 59 points
First quarter Massive 23 to U19 -14
Second quarter U19- 16 to Massive 11
Third quarter Massive 23 to U19-13
Fourth quarter Massive 18 to U19- 16
Half time score 39-25 in favor of C G Massive
C G Massive 75points
Allister Usher 39poi 2reb 2ass 7ste 0 of 2 free throw
Kirthni Esdaille 23poi 13reb 1ass 4ste 1b/s 4 of 6 free throw made
Orisso Griffin 4poi 1re 4ass 3ste
NABA U19- 59points
Kareem Parry 19poi 4reb 3ass 2ste 1 of 2 free throws made
Stedroy Browne 14poi 7reb 1of 2 free throws made
Gassano Barry 9poi 6reb 4ass 1 of 2 free throws made
Next game will be on Monday November 2nd 7:00pm — C G Massive vs. High Voltage